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St. James, NC

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Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 5:33PM Friday January 22, 2021 10:00 AM EST (15:00 UTC) Moonrise 12:44PMMoonset 1:49AM Illumination 68% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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AMZ252 Coastal Waters From Cape Fear Nc To Little River Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 600 Am Est Fri Jan 22 2021
Today..N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late this morning and early afternoon, then becoming sw late. Seas 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 ft this afternoon. A chance of rain, mainly this morning.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt with a few gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of rain after midnight.
Mon..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft. Rain likely through the day, then a chance of showers through the night.
Tue..W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
AMZ200 600 Am Est Fri Jan 22 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A frontal boundary will drop south of the waters this morning, while a wave of low pressure spreads rain across the ne sc waters. Gusty nw and N winds can be expected late today through early Saturday as high pressure builds in. Another system will cross the area Monday into Tuesday with advisory conditions expected in building seas.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near St. James, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 221143 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 643 AM EST Fri Jan 22 2021

SYNOPSIS. A wave of low pressure moving east along a stalled frontal boundary will help spread clouds and possibly some light rain across South Carolina today. Building high pressure will bring a drying and cooling trend into the weekend. Another low pressure system will bring clouds and occasional rain on Monday, followed by another system later in the week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/. A faint but traceable frontal boundary is slipping just south of the forecast area this morning. Pooling of moisture around the boundary and approaching wave will spread rain, mostly light, along the boundary and across NE SC today, reaching possibly as far north as the Cape Fear region mid-morning, before the focus sinks southward even farther.

The light precipitation of high cloud-base origin, should push south of the NE corner of SC by 3pm. This will about do it for rain the next few days with drying trends on tap to close out Friday, and kick off the weekend. Very little rain in the buckets today, NIL- trace SE NC, to 0.06 at KGGE, 0.02 at KCKI.

Bright and seasonably cool Saturday with lots of sunshine minutes anticipated as drying unfolds. A chilly start with wind chills in the 20s and air temperatures in the 30s at first light. Cold air advection north winds will ease through Saturday afternoon.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. Ridging at the surface and upper levels will keep area dry Saturday night and Sunday. Decent CAA and good radiational cooling conditions will allow temps to drop to 30 degrees or less for most of the area Saturday night. High pressure overhead with highs in the low to mid 50s Sunday. Return flow develops late Sunday as high moves offshore. Warm front begins to lift north across the area Sunday night, with isentropic lift aiding in light rain showers and increased clouds. Lows Sunday night in the low to mid 40s will likely be just after sunset before temps begin to increase through the night.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Unsettled weather continues Monday through early Tuesday as warm front lifts north, followed by a cold front moving through on Tuesday. Best moisture and forcing, by way of upper level disturbances, looks to move north of the area by late Monday. Strong LLJ Monday night combined with 850 temps forecasted around 14 degrees C and clouds will keep lows in the mid to upper 50s, which is normal for high temps this time of year. Light rain chances will be decreasing from west to east early Tuesday with cold front passage and mid level dry air moving in. Depending on timing of clearing skies, guidance still hinting temps Tuesday could reach mid to upper 70s. Current forecast keeps temps just below 70 degrees due to uncertainty. High pressure building in for Wednesday will knock temps back towards normal. Another 500mb shortwave approaches late week, with a surface low developing near the area Thursday. Models continue to disagree on the location and timing of the low, and so uncertainty remains regarding any impacts. Have increased pops some for Wednesday night and Thursday.

AVIATION /12Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. Wave along stalled front to the south will spread some very patchy light rain northward, but should remain south of all TAF sites through today. Dry high pressure will build down from the Upper Midwest tonight. Will see some mid clouds and possibly sct down to 6k at MYR, CRE and FLO, but overall drying trend through 12z Sat with thinning mid to high clouds. Low confidence in a few hours of MVFR fog at MYR or CRE around 04z. Winds will remain very light with a veering trend from W-SW to NW-N today through tonight.

Extended Outlook . VFR through much of the weekend. Worsening flight conditions expected Monday with rain, low clouds, and periodically reduced visibility. Another system later in the week will bring the same challenges.

MARINE. Through Saturday . Periods of light rain to cross the NE SC waters, but visibility should not be reduced a great deal, no marine fog is expected. A cold front is slipping south of the waters today. High pressure building in, will increase NW and N winds tonight and early Saturday and a few gusts to 25 kt are likely, but no advisory planned for this issuance. Small craft should use elevated caution as N-NNE wind waves become steep into early Saturday, at 3-4 feet. Little or no swell waves this period, mainly wind-derived. Drying will bring sun on Saturday, with moderate NNE chop and frisky winds commonly gusting to 20 kt early. Inshore sea water temperature presently in the low 50s. Saturday Night through Tuesday . Northeast flow with CAA Saturday night will weaken and veer to southerlies by Sunday night as high pressure moves overhead then offshore. Seas 1-2 ft Saturday night through Sunday night, as a NE wind wave. A warm front is expected to move north across the area early Monday bringing increased rain chances Sunday night through Monday. Southwest winds strengthen Monday, with sustained 20-25 kts forecasted for Monday night through early Tuesday. This will push seas to 4-7 ft as a 8 sec S swell, and a SCA will likely be needed Monday night into Tuesday. A cold front moves across on Tuesday, slowly weakening winds and veering them to northwesterlies by late Tuesday.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . None. MARINE . None.

SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . MJC SHORT TERM . VAO LONG TERM . VAO AVIATION . RGZ MARINE . MJC/VAO


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41108 13 mi60 min 53°F3 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 17 mi52 min WNW 5.8 G 7.8 46°F 53°F1015.1 hPa
MBIN7 22 mi30 min WNW 4.1 G 5.1 49°F 1013.7 hPa
NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC 26 mi75 min NW 1 47°F 994 hPa36°F
WLON7 27 mi42 min 48°F 47°F1014.5 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 30 mi52 min NNW 9.7 G 12 48°F 54°F1014.3 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 30 mi23 min 54°F2 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 31 mi42 min NNW 4.1 G 5.1 49°F 52°F1013.9 hPa
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 36 mi20 min NNW 7.8 G 9.7 61°F1014.5 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 43 mi52 min 54°F 60°F
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 43 mi42 min 51°F

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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Brunswick County Airport, NC6 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair48°F42°F79%1014.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Yaupon Beach, North Carolina
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Yaupon Beach
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Fri -- 01:48 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 02:08 AM EST     4.32 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:14 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:13 AM EST     0.92 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:43 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:29 PM EST     3.80 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:33 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:27 PM EST     0.45 feet Low Tide
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3.54.14.34.13.62.821.30.91.11.62.32.93.53.83.73.32.61.710.50.51.12

Tide / Current Tables for Holden Beach, North Carolina
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Holden Beach
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Fri -- 01:49 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 02:02 AM EST     4.04 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:41 AM EST     0.42 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:43 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:19 PM EST     3.40 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:34 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:45 PM EST     0.15 feet Low Tide
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